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Sports stars have a right, and a responsibility, to advocate for social equality

The growing movement of sport and human rights will give further legitimacy and impact to the athlete voice and reduce the historic friction between sports’ governing bodies and the athlete, according to former Australian soccer captain Craig Foster.

Circular economy plan neglects corporate buy-in at its peril

Sustainability experts say the Victorian government’s circular economy strategy will sink if not opened up to business and innovation sectors as an economic development plan, rather than a narrowly-defined waste management issue.

Educating the next generation of girls

They’re among the big issues in our society, so what do the people helping shape the minds of the next generation of young women think about the future world of work and gender equality?

Research improves mental health service quality, wins top prize

Research into how people with lived experience can best contribute to mental health services has been recognised for its impact by industry.

Farmers share local knowledge, build climate change resilience

A community-led collaboration is harnessing local knowledge for a positive regional response to climate change.

Report finds child sponsorship works, but there is room to improve

A major new study on child sponsorship gives the model a tick for positive impact while highlighting ways to improve outcomes for children being left behind.

Distracted by rubbish, sustainability plan forgets people

Experts warn a major opportunity to improve sustainability in Victoria could be missed by focusing exclusively on patching up recycling systems while failing to address more fundamental issues.

Culture, speed and failure the keys to embracing open innovation

In a world of rapid innovation, how can Australian businesses draw on global expertise to grow and compete? A panel of industry experts discuss the keys to successful collaboration.

Appetite for success

A chance meeting at the coffee machine of a co-working space has seen two RMIT alumni join forces to create a multi-million-dollar app development company employing 80 people.

Libra is just the beginning

Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra, which is expected to be rolled out in early 2020, is just the beginning of corporation-led global economic infrastructures according to leading blockchain researchers.

Fear of others is making us sick

Research links lower levels of trust in multicultural communities to poorer mental health.

Strongman leaders make for weak economies, study shows

A study of dictators over the past 150 years shows they are rarely associated with strong economies, and quite often with weaker ones.

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